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February 21, 2019

What does a macho entrepreneur, wearing a rucksack while singing karaoke have to do with International Mother Language Day? You may not have noticed, but many words in English derive from foreign languages. Can you guess which countries the words above are drawn from? We have adopted various words through cultural exchange across hundreds of […]

January 24, 2019

Today, I’m going to take you back to your childhood. Imagine yourself on the morning of your 9th birthday, and… it’s a Monday. You begin your morning routine. Eating rice krispies, brushing your teeth and putting your school uniform on. You’re just about to pull your school jumper over your head when your parents tell […]

January 21, 2019

So much seems uncertain – the political future of our nation hangs in the balance, many of us are anxious about the future of our churches, and none of us know exactly what 2019 has in store. Amongst all that uncertainty, it seems more important than ever that we find solid ground to stand on, […]

January 7, 2019

In 2018, Christmas was extraordinary thanks to the generosity and kindness of All We Can supporters like you ordering so many Extraordinary Gifts. Thanks to the incredible level of support this Christmas, All We Can will be able to help so many more people, including over 4,000 families who are living in some of the […]

December 21, 2018

Build a bigger table, not a higher fence As a child of the 80s, whenever I hear Band Aid’s infamous ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas’ blaring out from the radio as I traipse around the shops on last minute gift-buying expeditions, images of 1984 famine-struck Ethiopia fill my mind. This irritates me, because as much […]

December 5, 2018

A young girl sits, stock still and frozen with fear. She has just found out she is pregnant. She doesn’t understand how. She questions, “Why me? Why now?” She thinks of how her life has barely begun and yet she’s ‘expecting’ and expected to bring about a new life herself. She wonders, “How will I […]

November 14, 2018

Last week, All We Can’s Steph Dalton visited a village in Zimbabwe where one of our local partner organisations is helping people to improve their health by rethinking their priorities around sanitation. Today, on World Toilet Day she explains why next time she visits Sigiji, she won’t be looking where she’s stepping. It was drizzling […]

November 12, 2018

The Elimination of Violence Against Women Day (November 25) exists to give taboo a backseat and deliver information on the topic of gender-based violence. An issue we all need to talk about more. The United Nations define gender-based violence directed at women as: “Any act of gender-based violence that results in… physical, sexual or mental harm […]

October 31, 2018

Kindness is not a new concept. Philosopher Aristotle said: “It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favour but to be ready to do kindness to others.” “Kindness was man’s ‘greatest delight”, the Roman philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius declared. Yet, kindness is given very little credence these days. Often, it is dismissed as […]

October 16, 2018

All We Can’s Communications Intern, Zoë Carruthers, thinks about why poverty is still an issue in 2018. When I am asked a question, I like to be honest. My immediate reaction to the question, ‘Will we ever see poverty made history?’ is no. The reason behind my response is simple, I don’t believe we have […]

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